Floris Friday Message 9/16/22

Rob and Holly

In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation (9/20)

  • SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • AAP Level IV Timeline
  • Constitution Day
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • PTA Baroody Camps  
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

Another busy and amazing week at Floris. Fall picture day was Tuesday, students are beginning to really get into the routines, and our teachers are analyzing beginning of the year assessments to determine the next best steps for our students.

If your children missed picture day, the photographers will be back on the morning of October 25 for make-ups. 

Thank you to the parents who attended the AAP Information Session Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend, Ms. Albanese has posted her slides in Schoology. 

A reminder that FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, will be holding a Community Conversation at Westfield High School next Tuesday, September 20, 6:30-7:30pm.  See below for the link to register. 

Our first PTA meeting of the school-year is next Wednesday, September 21, 6:30-7:30pm in the Floris café. Remember PTA will have ice cream at this meeting. We hope to see many of you there. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


Dr. Reid

Reminder: FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

SR&R Parent Acknowledgement

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

2022-2023 AAP Level IV Timeline

  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by December 15, 2022.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day 

Constitution Day, also know as Citizenship Day, is a holiday that recognizes the adoption of the the US Constitution and honors all those who are citizens, as well as those who have become citizens of the United States. It is observed on September 17, the day on which the constitution was adopted in 1787. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month 

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, 

PTA Enrichment Matters

Mark Your Calendar

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

September 27: 3rd & 4th grade Reading VGA 

September 28 : 5th & 6th grade Reading VGA

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25:

  • Picture Day Make-ups
  • Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 


Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar